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Sep 07 19:10

Ways To Protect Your Family From In-house EMF & Microwave Radiation

By Catherine J. Frompovich

As more and more research indicates the harms of microwave radiation in all its genres, it’s becoming apparent consumers will need to learn how to protect their bodies and environments, especially at home where many “smart” devices operate using microwaves...

Sep 07 16:15

RICHARD SACKLER, MEMBER OF FAMILY BEHIND OXYCONTIN, WAS GRANTED PATENT FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT

A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma — which is being sued by more than 1,000 jurisdictions for its alleged role in seeding the opioid crisis with its pain medication OxyContin — has been awarded a patent for a treatment for opioid use disorder.

Sep 07 15:00

Pluto SHOULD be a planet: Astronomers claim controversial demotion was based on 'since-disproven reasoning'

Scientists have proposed a new way to define planets based on 'the physics of the world itself.'

By the proposed geophysical definition: 'A planet is a sub-stellar mass body that has never undergone nuclear fusion and that has sufficient self-gravitation to assume a spheroidal shape adequately described by a triaxial ellipsoid regardless of its orbital parameters.'

Or, simply put, 'round objects in space that are smaller than stars.'

Sep 07 11:18

Heavily damaged Jaggar Museum will not reopen at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Jaggar Museum, one of the busiest locations at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, will not reopen after sustaining severe structural damage from tens of thousands of earthquakes that occurred May through August.

Sep 07 09:51

RED ALERT: THREE AIRLINERS, THEIR PASSENGERS, AND CONTENTS QUARANTINED BY CDC OFFICIALS

United States health officials and authorities are on high alert after three passenger aircraft have been quarantined at U.S. airports in the past two days.

It all started on Wednesday when an Emirates airline pilot reported to air traffic control that about 100 people aboard the 500 seat superjumbo jet abruptly fell ill with flu-like symptoms while in route to the U.S. from Dubai.

Once the aircraft arrived at JFK International Airport it was met by hundreds of authorities along with CDC officials which proves the severity of the situation. Especially due to the fact that the current Ebola strain has a mortality rate of over 75%which is by far the deadliest strain ever to culminate.

Astonishingly, hip-hop artist Vanilla Ice a.k.a. Robert Van Winkle was on the tarmac aboard the plane at that time and was able to capture video of the situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping that, without any more hysteria,the CDC is able to identify the sources of these illnesses, take care of those who are ill, and do their best to protect the American people against whatever diseases they find.

And I am hoping - and praying to God - that this is NOT going to be spun into an allegedly weaponised disease, planted by one or more of the "The Usual Suspects" (Russia, China, Syria or Yemen; take your pick.)

Sep 07 09:25

The Mercury 13: The women who trained for space flight until NASA shut them down

In 1960, a selection of female pilots were invited to take part in astronaut testing by Dr. Randy Lovelace.

The Lovelace Clinic had already completed tests on the Mercury Seven, a group of male fighter pilots that included Alan Shepard, Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John Glenn — the first three American men in space.

The women who made up the Mercury 13 were all successful pilots. They all passed the same tests the men passed. Some even performed better than the men. But in 1961, they were told that there was no need for female astronauts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the loudest voices against female astronauts was John Glenn, who described them as "98 pounds of recreational equipment."

Sep 07 08:53

Democracy depends on the ability to end others’ lives before they’re even born, according to one famed feminist.

“It’s the basis of democracy, that you control your own body,” she said in the film worried about Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the U.S. This comes as many in the media panic that Kavanaugh could enable the court to overturn Roe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does that apply to the right to refuse vaccinations?

Sep 07 08:22

Bayer beware: US lawyers claim to have ‘explosive’ documents about Monsanto's activity in Europe

Bayer-owned agrochemical giant Monsanto, which has recently been ordered to pay a groundskeeper $289 million in damages over Roundup’s alleged cancer link, may be facing many more legal fights soon.
Lawyers involved in the California lawsuit against the firm claim they have revealing documents about Monsanto and its affairs in Europe.

“What we have is the tip of the iceberg. And in fact we have documents now in our possession, several hundreds of documents, that have not been declassified and some of those are explosive,” US lawyer Robert Kennedy Jr. was cited as saying by Euronews.

Sep 07 08:03

World’s top 5 ‘most evil’ corporations

Most companies become successful thanks to their stellar reputations. But not always. RT Business scraped the bottom of the barrel to find the most hated companies trending on the internet.

Sep 07 08:02

Series of strong quakes shake Panama, Ecuador & Chile

A series of powerful earthquakes has struck the South American east coast, with Panama, Chile and Ecuador all suffering jolts of between 5.6 and 6.2 magnitude within less than an hour of each other.

Panama was hit by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake at 1:47am GMT. According to the US Geological Survey, its epicenter was located at a depths of 10km, some 15km from the small town of Yaviza.

Less than 30 minutes later, at 2:12am GMT, a powerful 6.2-magnitude jolt hit central Ecuador, some 94km (58 miles) south of the city of Ambato at a depth of 112km (69 miles).

Sep 07 07:58

Japan earthquake: At least 37 killed or missing after powerful M6.7 quake hits Hokkaido

At least 7 people were killed and more than 30 others are still missing and feared dead after a powerful M6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5 (03:07 JST, September 6). JMA says the earthquake measured 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, the strongest possible level. Dozens of aftershocks were recorded.

The quake triggered over 800 landslides, caused widespread damage and left the entire Hokkaido Prefecture without power after the Tomato Atsuma thermal power plant in the city of Sunagawa stopped working. The massive power outage affected 2.95 million customers.

Sep 07 06:01

Common painkiller could increase the risk of stroke and heart attack by 50 percent, new study finds, leading to calls for ban on over-the-counter purchases

The large-scale study of more than 6.3 million adults found that diclofenac, sold in America as Voltaren and Solaraze among others, also put patients at higher risks of gastrointestinal bleeding than those on other painkillers.

Sep 07 05:59

NHS is hiding the true scale of deaths caused by drug-resistant infections out of fear the health service will look bad, Chief Medical Officer warns

The NHS is hiding the true number of people who are dying from antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the government's health chief has warned.

Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, are not properly recording patients' cause of death when they are killed by the infections.

She said families are 'rarely told' if their relative has died of a drug-resistant bacteria because it would 'look as if the NHS is failing'.

Sep 07 04:36

Bayer beware: US lawyers claim to have ‘explosive’ documents about Monsanto's activity in Europe

Bayer-owned agrochemical giant Monsanto, which has recently been ordered to pay a groundskeeper $289 million in damages over Roundup’s alleged cancer link, may be facing many more legal fights soon.

Lawyers involved in the California lawsuit against the firm claim they have revealing documents about Monsanto and its affairs in Europe.

“What we have is the tip of the iceberg. And in fact we have documents now in our possession, several hundreds of documents, that have not been declassified and some of those are explosive,” US lawyer Robert Jr. Kennedy was cited as saying by Euronews.

According to Kennedy, many of those documents “are pertinent to what Monsanto did here in Europe. And that's just the beginning."

The number of lawsuits against Monsanto has surged from 5,200 to 8,000 since the California court’s $289-million verdict.

Sep 06 15:08

Investigation Launched as Two Flights Land at US Airport Full of Sick Passengers

Officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched an investigation Thursday into two flights that arrived at Philadelphia International Airport with 12 passengers reporting feeling ill.

The sick passengers were arriving at the Philadelphia International Airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich. It is reported that they were experiencing flu-like symptoms. The affected passengers reportedly were returning from pilgrimages to Mecca — as were passengers aboard a Wednesday Emirates flight to New York that was similarly quarantined.

Although only 12 travelers fell ill on the flights landing in Philadelphia, all 250 passengers, including flight staff, were held for a medical review, local Philadelphia station CBS3 reported. Many are currently in the process of being evaluated by officials from the CDC, Philadelphia Health Department and Philadelphia Fire Department. It's unclear what caused the passengers to suddenly become sick.

Sep 06 14:53

Urgent!!!/3 Planes/3 Different Nations/Quarantined in US

Sep 06 11:32

NASA covered up proof of life on Mars in 1976

Gilbert Levin served as the lead investigator of the Labeled Release life detection experiment that was carried out on the two Viking Landers that NASA sent to Mars in 1976. Although his instrument ultimately yielded positive results at both locations, the finding has been largely memory-holed.

Sep 06 11:09

FDA warning: Popular diabetes drug causes flesh-eating bacteria to eat your genitals

It sounds like the kind of obscure side effects you might expect from a specialist medicine for a very rare disease, but the illness known as necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum is actually a potential side effect of several widely used diabetes medications. Now, the FDA is warning patients and doctors about this highly concerning problem, which is also known as Fournier’s gangrene.

The drugs that have been linked to the illness belong to a class of medications known as SGLT2 inhibitors and include Eli Lilly and Co.’s Jardiance, Farxiga from AstraZeneca Plc, and Invokana from Johnson & Johnson. In total, the FDA’s list contains more than 12 medications that will be required to carry a warning about the serious infection.

Sep 06 11:06

Dr. Gil Levin’s NASA experiment found PROOF of life on Mars in 1976… but it was memory-holed by the government

Since his experiment, NASA has refused to send in similar life-finding experiments and rejected his proposals to carry out additional missions. Ambiguous answers would hurt their program, he believes, saying that this is motivated by politics and not science. After all, scientists who get positive results replicate and expand them, and NASA is clearly uninterested in doing that.

If there is life on Mars, he believes it must exist throughout the universe, but NASA and the government are doing everything they can to keep this information under wraps. Recently, he told The Space Show: “I am certain that NASA knows there is life on Mars” adding that there is “substantial and circumstantial evidence for extant microbial life on Mars.”

Sep 06 09:48

Cholera fear sees 136 passengers held on board flight in France

Fears of a highly infectious disease on a flight from Algeria saw authorities in Perpignan, France prevent passengers from disembarking the aircraft after a child displayed symptoms of cholera.

Wednesday’s ASL Airlines flight was surrounded by emergency medical experts within minutes of landing in France after a call was put out to ground staff about a passenger suffering from cholera. Flight F-GZTA had just completed its journey from Oran.

Sep 06 09:47

Millions given statins 'just in case' are wasting their time and don't receive any benefit, study finds

The research, involving 47,000 over-75s, found no evidence that they make any difference to low-risk patients.

Scientists said their results 'do not support the widespread use of statins' in this group.

Sep 06 09:07

'People were coughing deep phlegm, gross': Fitness expert passenger demands to know why Emirates staff let dozens of visibly ill travelers board quarantined Dubai to New York flight - and is now concerned she will get sick

Passengers who were stuck on a quarantined Emirates flight at New York's John F Kennedy Airport with sick travelers are outraged staff didn't stop those who were ill from boarding the plane.

Several passengers spoke out on Wednesday slamming the airliner for not doing more to protect healthy travelers.

'It was obvious and audible that people were really sick,' said Erin Sykes, a fitness and health expert from Battery Park. 'What I heard was mostly coughing, very violent, violent, deep coughs, phlegm, just gross.'

Sykes said she noticed passengers were violently coughing while standing in line to board Flight 203 in Dubai, where it took off. The plane landed at JFK in Queens on Wednesday morning and was immediately quarantined after the pilot radioed that several passengers came down with an illness.

Sep 06 09:00

M 8.1 - 115km ESE of Suva, Fiji

Sep 06 06:39

Hurricane Florence Threatens Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, DC, Maryland, and Delaware

Hurricane Florence threatens Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, DC, Maryland, and Delaware. You have a full week to get prepped. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!! Here's what you need to know.

Sep 05 15:37

Science study: Rising CO2 producing “miracle” re-greening effects across the planet as global tree cover rapidly EXPANDS

Climate change myth pushers are scientifically illiterate propagandists who have brainwashed themselves against all scientific reality to somehow believe that carbon dioxide is a poison to plants. In truth, it’s the “greening” molecule for the planet, as I’ve repeatedly explained in multiple climate videos, podcasts and climate articles. Now, new science published in Nature demonstrates that global tree cover is rapidly expanding across the planet as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere rise to healthier, pro-tree levels that support forest growth and health.

Sep 05 12:36

Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it's making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray.

The announcement comes as lawsuits from local governments blaming Purdue, based in Stamford, Connecticut, and other companies in the drug industry for using deceptive marketing practices to encourage heavy prescribing of the powerful and addictive painkillers. Last week, the number of lawsuits against the industry being overseen by a federal judge topped 1,000.

Sep 05 12:30

Active and restless Alaska volcano prompts flight advisory

One of Alaska's largest and most active volcanoes is restless again, prompting scientists to issue an aviation advisory.

Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists increased the threat level of Mount Veniaminof from yellow to orange Tuesday.

That color designation indicates that sudden explosions could send ash above 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) and threaten international air planes.

The observatory's coordinating scientist, David Fee, says the 8,225-foot (2,500-meter) volcano became active Saturday.

Sep 05 11:38

'Do not eat or sell any Honey Smacks': CDC issues nationwide warning after 30 more contract Salmonella from the Kellogg's cereal

Thirty more people have contracted Salmonella from eating Kellogg Co's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.

That brings the total number to 130 cases in 36 states - 34 of whom have been hospitalized.

Health officials had thought the outbreak, which started in March, was brought under control in June when they recalled 1.3 million cases of the cereal in affected states.

But now they are warning Americans, again, to avoid the product nationwide.

Sep 05 11:25

M 6.7 - 31km ESE of Chitose, Japan

Sep 05 10:48

Underwater robot autonomously hunts invasive lionfish

Lionfish, a colorful aquarium fish native to the South Pacific and Indian oceans, have become a serious problem in the Caribbean and western Atlantic. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) calls them the “poster child for invasive species.” With no predators outside of their native waters, the population is expanding at an astonishing rate, putting additional stress on coral reefs already struggling from the effects of climate change, pollution, and overfishing.

That’s why undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are building an autonomous underwater robot that could help reduce the threat posed by an invasive species. The lionfish, if unchecked by natural predators, threatens the well-being of coral reefs and other marine ecosystems in Coastal U.S. and Caribbean waters, including commercially and recreationally crucial native fish the region depends on.

Sep 05 10:39

Consumers Unknowingly Putting Their Digital Identities at Risk, Says New Survey

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of people have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud. In response, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information.

Sep 05 09:56

Hurricane Florence next storm in the pipeline, and more are expected to follow

Though Gordon is making the headlines, the next storm in the pipeline is Hurricane Florence, now spinning more than 2,000 miles out in the central Atlantic Ocean.

Florence became a hurricane Tuesday morning, the third hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

Most computer models predict Florence will curve away from the U.S. and move harmlessly out to sea, but that isn't certain yet. Some impact on the U.S. "can’t be ruled out, but it’s unlikely,” University of Miami meteorologist Brian McNoldy told the Capital Weather Gang. “Bermuda should be paying close attention, though.”

Sep 05 09:53

Gordon, never a hurricane, killed child in mobile home

Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm later weakened into a depression on Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake.

Sep 05 08:16

US Southwest set for water crisis as levels continue to drop at Lake Mead and Lake Powell

Two major lakes in the Colorado River Basin that operate as one huge reservoir to supply millions of people with water are drying up, scientists have warned.

Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell have been steadily declining over the course of a two-decade drought affecting the region.

In addition to the extended dry spell hitting the Colorado River Basin, the water supply is suffering a severe 'structural deficit,' in which more water is being consumed each year than can be replenished.

Sep 05 07:59

Japan Paralyzed After Strongest Typhoon In 25 Years Makes Landfall, Killing 8

Typhoon Jebi struck the heart of one of Japan's largest metro areas on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and shutting down Osaka's main international airport indefinitely, leaving close to 3,000 people trapped inside. The storm - the strongest on earth so far in 2018 - made landfall on Tuesday, bringing widespread flooding and winds of up to 130 miles an hour; it paralyzed swaths of the country shuttering shops, factories and amusement parks.

Sep 05 07:53

Over a fifth of meat in Britain's restaurants and supermarkets contains 'unspecified animal' DNA

One-hundred-forty-five items out of 665 tested in a Food Standards Agency (FSA) report contained animal DNA that was not listed on the packaging.

But the names of the 487 brands and shops implicated have not been revealed.

The results point to 'deliberate inclusion' of foreign meat, according to the FSA - possibly as part of a scam that stretches across the food sector.

The most highly contaminated items were fresh and cooked lamb products, with some curries and kebabs labelled as lamb made entirely from beef.

Sep 05 07:45

Citigroup Is Betting Big On This Sci-Fi Technology

After a slow start to the year, the stock markets are running riot again and taking out new highs every few days. With valuations sky-high, it’s time for investors to consider putting some of their money into budding technologies that are potential hotcakes.

The research arm of investment banker Citigroup Inc. has recommended a group of technologies that it believes are at an inflection point of accelerated adoption. Some like anti-aging medicines or floating wind farms appear like they belong more to the realm of science fiction, yet, Citi says they could become a reality in a decade or even less.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the themes:

Sep 05 06:56

Emirates plane at JFK airport quarantined after 100 people reportedly fall ill on flight from Dubai

Passengers have been quarantined on board an Emirates airplane at JFK airport in New York, after 100 reportedly fell seriously ill during a flight from Dubai.

Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai arrived at 8:50 a.m. ET Wednesday with the pilot expressing concerns over dozens of passengers sick with fevers over 100 degrees and coughing, according to local reports.

The plane was met by officials from the Port Authority Police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a staging area to check passengers.

Sep 04 17:39

How Many People are on Psychiatric Drugs?

“Antidepressants are neurotoxic, that is, they harm the brain and disrupt its functions. As a result, they cause innumerable kinds of abnormal thinking and behaviors, including mania, suicide and violence. In the process, they cause detectable damage to the brain of the child or adult, and also to the fetus of pregnant mothers who take the drug.” (Peter Breggin, MD and psychiatrist, author of Toxic Psychiatry, St. Martin’s Press)

Sep 04 09:55

Russia says space station leak could be deliberate sabotage

Russia launched checks Tuesday after its space chief said an air leak on the International Space Station last week could have been deliberate sabotage.

Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin said the hole detected Thursday in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station was caused by a drill and could have been done deliberately, either back on Earth or by astronauts in space.

Astronauts used tape to seal the leak after it caused a small loss of pressure that was not life-threatening.

"There were several attempts at drilling," Rogozin said late Monday in televised comments.

He added that the drill appeared to have been held by a "wavering hand."

Sep 04 09:39

The 'pac-man' that could gobble up plastic from the Great Garbage Patch is ready for launch from San Francisco

The gigantic 'pac man' system consists of a 600-meter-long floating tube that sits at the surface of the water, with a tapered 3-meter-deep skirt attached below to catch plastic waste.

It harnesses the power of wind and surface waves to autonomously sweep through the area, gathering up plastic waste as it goes.

Sep 04 09:06

FLASHBACK - The third-leading cause of death in US most doctors don't want you to know about

On the morning of her final day of treatment, a pharmacy technician prepared the intravenous bag, filling it with more than 20 times the recommended dose of sodium chloride. Within hours Emily was on life support and declared brain dead.

Three days later she was gone.

Sadly, Emily's case is not unique. According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 people in the United States die every year because of medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

Other studies report much higher figures, claiming the number of deaths from medical error to be as high as 440,000. The reason for the discrepancy is that physicians, funeral directors, coroners and medical examiners rarely note on death certificates the human errors and system failures involved. Yet death certificates are what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rely on to post statistics for deaths nationwide.

Sep 04 08:34

Canola oil is the margarine of yesteryear for uneducated health enthusiasts who have no idea it clogs blood and promotes dementia

What kind of food never spoils? You get one guess. That’s right – the kind you should never eat. So then why do you think most health food stores use canola oil mixed into nearly every packaged and jarred food on their shelves? The honest answer is they’re trying to make more money. Insects won’t go near canola oil – there’s a sign not to eat it right there. Its shelf life runs close to forever. Mix canola oil into salad dressings, mayonnaise, potato salad, macaroni salad, hummus, cereal, or corn chips and their shelf life extends almost indefinitely.

Plus canola oil is the cheapest “food” oil on the planet. Canola oil gets fancy, appealing labels too, like “expeller pressed” or even “certified organic,” but it wouldn’t really matter if you painted rapeseed hot pink and stamped it “grade A,” because it is what it is. Now let’s talk about what it does to the health of human beings who eat it regularly.

Sep 04 06:34

Are You Ready for Hurricane Gordon?

This tropical storm will become Hurricane Gordon by the time it makes landfall tonight. Never underestimate the power of a hurricane, even if it's "only" a Category 1.

Sep 03 21:13

Plastic waste could power the cars of the future after a scientific breakthrough that turns rubbish into usable hydrogen fuel

Discarded plastic could be used as fuel for cars following a scientific breakthrough that converts it into the chemical hydrogen.

Sep 03 08:46

Tropical Storm Gordon has formed over the Upper Florida Keys. It will continue to move WNW into the Gulf and away from Florida.

Potential tropical cyclone 7 will become a TS Gordon in the Gulf today as it moves AWAY from Florida. We are NOT expecting a wind threat around Tampa Bay, however our showers today could have gusty winds at times. Landfall Tue. pm LA, MS

Sep 03 08:37

Van Dongen: Why Africa Faces The Biggest Threat Of Ebola Explosion

We warned the Ugandan government that Ebola will enter in a certain region in the North East of Uganda under the disguise of so-called European proclamation that opposition armed forces will not allow WHO, UNHCR and Europe to interfere in the Ebola outbreak.

History of Ebola and Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Virus
Scientists studying viral disease agents in the laboratory for biowarfare purposes and cure against it have become infected in Russia, United States, Crimea, Tajikistan, Philippines, Germany, Former Yugoslavia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Africa many decades ago.

A similar accident with Ebola had reportedly occurred at the US Army’s biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, where the Ebola virus was invented, but the researcher involved didn’t acquire the disease. This incident is not listed on the CDC’s list of confirmed outbreaks, perhaps because the researcher didn’t develop antibodies.

Sep 03 08:36

Lift-off for China’s controversial corporate colossus

Sitting on top of the pyramid with one eye on the stars, this corporate colossus casts a huge shadow in the land of the giants.

But like the majority of state-owned enterprises in the country, the monolithic China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is shrouded in an aura of secrecy.

With 170,000 employees and annual revenue hovering around the US$34 billion-mark, CASC is one of the ‘big beasts’ of the SOE sector.

Ranked in the Fortune Global 500 list, its core business revolves around the nation’s space program and missile development. Yet its tentacles extend beyond that through a labyrinth of affiliates, which are at the heart of President Xi Jinping’s “Made in China 2025” policy.

Sep 03 08:32

Surprising role cheese played in human evolution

Fermenting milk, for example, breaks down the lactose sugar into lactic acid. Cheese is low in lactose because it involves separating curd (from which cheese is made) from whey, in which the majority of the lactose sugars remain.

Clay sieves from Poland, similar to modern cheese sieves, have been found to have dairy lipids preserved in the pores of clay, suggesting that they were being used to separate curds from the whey.

Whether the curds were then consumed or attempts made to preserve them by pressing into a harder cheese is unknown. Fermentation of milk was also possible to our ancestors, but harder to explore with the techniques currently available to archaeology.

Sep 02 23:18

The Day U.S. Military Supremacy Publicly Ended

Military Budgets

The U.S. Military budget for FY 2019 will be $716 Billion. Add $70 Billion for Homeland Security, $70 Billion for the nation’s 16 intelligence agencies, $186 Billion for veterans’ benefits, and the U.S. spends more than a trillion dollars a year on “defense.” Two trillion dollars covers yearly mandatory expenses for social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and interest on the federal debt, leaving less than one trillion out of the country’s $4 Trillion budget left for everything else.

Russia’s military budget is $61 B a year, less than 10 percent of the U.S. military budget and less than that of Saudi Arabia.

Given the above facts, Russia would appear to be no match against the U.S. militarily.

Sep 02 17:47

Study shows children are typically prescribed two antibiotics for pneumonia unnecessarily, with no proven additional benefit in health outcomes

Antibiotic resistance is an alarming trend, and according to a JAMA Pediatrics study, the combination of two antibiotics usually “prescribed to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children” is unnecessary. The use of a single antibiotic is often all a patient needs.

Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have revealed that administering amoxicillin on its own is a better option compared to combining it with azithromycin. Simply decreasing the number of drugs administered can help minimize the instances of antibiotic resistance across the country.

Sep 02 17:24

Teen abuse of Xanax is skyrocketing across America as Big Pharma’s profits soar

The Director of Adolescent Addiction Treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital, Sharon Levy, said that the use of benzodiazepines among adolescents has “skyrocketed.” More kids are being admitted to hospitals for withdrawals from the drugs, which often cause dangerous seizures. Levy said that those working in addiction treatment centers tend to see these trends before they’re reflected in national data, so it’s something we can expect to hear a lot more about in the future.

Making matters worse is the fact that many of the young people who take these drugs are taking very high doses of them on a daily basis. Some are even mixing them with opioids and alcohol – a combination that can be fatal.

Sep 01 10:47

Researcher Found a painkiller more powerful than morphine is extracted from snail venom

Snail Venom contains a painkiller 100 times more powerful than morphine and it works at much lower doses without the risk of addiction.

Sep 01 09:11

Russia to stop ferrying US astronauts to ISS from April 2019

Russia’s contract with NASA to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) will expire in April next year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov has said.

Under the current contract, American astronauts avail of seats on Russian Soyuz spacecraft in order to reach the ISS and return home. The US lost its capacity for manned space missions after the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, and is about to finalize a replacement in the form of a manned SpaceX Dragon capsule.

The cost of the ISS ferry service has varied over the years, with NASA paying about $81 million per seat in 2018, up from the cheapest price of $21.8 million in 2007 and 2008.

Sep 01 08:40

An Arizona developer who owes Iowa millions turned nursing homes and apartments into his cash cows, court filings allege

Alan Israel owes the people of Iowa $2 million but lives in a $1.3 million home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the wealthiest suburb of Phoenix.

He has lived in Arizona for at least 30 years, though many of his business dealings — encompassing nursing homes, apartments and housing development — have been in Iowa.

His story, based on hundreds of filings in state and federal court, is about the intersection of commerce and health care in Iowa, and the profits that nursing homes can generate for owners whose primary business is real estate, not health care.

There are the two Keokuk nursing homes he allegedly used as a money-laundering operation, collecting $3 million in Medicaid overpayments while elderly residents complained they had been left to lay in their own urine.

Aug 31 09:39

Researchers have developed a new stem cell based treatment for Stroke.

This therapy reduces brain damage and enhances the brain’s natural healing process. This Treatment, known as AB126, uses Extracellular Vesicles (EV).

Aug 31 08:54

How a plan to save Kenya's rhino left 11 dead in historic blunder

It was a disaster that left wildlife lovers around the globe appalled and baffled.

Eleven of Kenya's precious black rhinos were transferred to a new home in what was supposed to be a routine operation in a country fabled for its conservation.

So how did all of them end up dead?

The primary cause of death, an official report found, was due to toxic levels of salt in the water of their sanctuary.

But an AFP investigation has found that the problem was well known and deep concerns were ignored.

Aug 31 08:46

UK Vows to Develop its Own Satellite Navigation if Pushed out of Galileo

Theresa May adopted an “everything or nothing” stance on the EU’s joint global navigation project.

The UK wants to remain a partner in the development of the European satellite navigation system Galileo, but will have to develop and build its own national counterpart if the EU refuses to change its mind, reports the Guardian, citing Prime Minister Theresa May.

Despite all the troubles negotiating Brexit trade deals with the EU, the Prime Minister threatened to spend $118 million on the initial scoping study for the British navigation system.

Aug 31 07:31

Gene-editing babies before they are born 'could help them live decades longer and more than halve their risk of developing cancer'

Gene-editing babies before they are born could help them live decades longer and more than halve their risk of developing cancer, controversial new research suggests.

Using controversial DNA-editing tools such as CRISPR-CAS9 on egg and sperm cells could 'make us all resistant to diseases of old age', according to Dr Roman Teo Oliynyk, from the University of Auckland.

Aug 31 07:01

Oncologists hide HALF of the funding they receive for clinical trials of cancer drugs, study suggests

Oncologists don't disclose nearly half of the funding they receive for clinical trials of cancer drugs, new research reveals.

Drug companies with deep pockets often provide funding for trials of their medicines and the practice is legal.

Doctors are not required by law to disclose these payments but are expected to hold themselves accountable.

Previous research has shown that doctors' and scientists' findings are influenced by where the money for their work comes from - and that can undermine their objectivity.

Aug 31 06:57

'Apologise, or you'll send Harvard into disrepute': Leading cardiologist slams professor who claimed coconut oil is POISON as talking 'unscientific nonsense'

Dr Malhotra said: 'Last week, Professor Karen Michels of Harvard made international headlines with a claim that coconut oil is pure poison.

'Having reviewed the totality of the evidence, I can tell you categorically that this claim is entirely false... I would say it's unscientific nonsense.

'I call on Professor Michels, as a matter of urgency, to publicly retract her comments and make an apology.'

Dr Malhotra added if she didn't, she would 'risk sending the reputation of Harvard, a great institution, into disrepute'.

Aug 30 19:24

Editors of medical journals confirm: HPV vaccines cause more harm than good… science author facing death threats

We’ve long known that this vaccine is bad news, but now a study has shown that it can actually raise a woman’s risk of getting cervical cancer instead of preventing it as intended. Unfortunately, many people will never know about this as the study was officially retracted shortly after it was printed by the journal’s editors due to the author’s use of a pseudonym to protect himself from retaliation by those with vested interests in vaccines.

The article was published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, and it noted that there was a significant rise in invasive cervical cancer incidence in 2014 and 2015 among women between the ages of 20 and 49 years old – the age range during which women often get the HPV vaccine – in Sweden.

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